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Perry Michael Allen – Tracks Vol. 1

Tracks Vol 1 is a first edition collection of instrumental tracks from Perry Michael Allen’s songwriter archives. A perfect example of his genre-bending approach. There is Soul, Pop, R&B, Funk, Jazz, Hip Hop and more put into one seamless blend, all listeners will hear something that will make them move, touch their hearts and stimulate imagination. It’s obvious that Allen has a long background in making this kind of music, it’s clean and catchy without ever sounding over-produced. You can hear his Memphis roots and the influences of some of Soul and R&B’s greatest musicians. For example, early in his career under the wings of master producer “Papa” Willie Mitchell and Stax hit writer David Porter (of “Soul Man” fame), Allen sharpened his song writing and production skills and later became an artist / writer and arranger for both Stax Records, and the legendary Hi Records where he worked for many years with Mitchell and soul legend Al Green during their chart topping careers.

The style and personality reflected in Tracks Vol 1 is very refreshing. Allen makes his own space in the Indie arena and says “ I call it “New Easy”, the indie/underground version of Adult Contemporary.I didn’t think about adhering to any category rules and regulations .. the music, the experience was the point not what genre it would be put into.” “ I want listeners to enjoy these musical journeys, they all were inspired by people I’ve met and places I’ve visited around the world.” This collection of instrumentals is a unique mix of groove, arrangement and melody, a breath of fresh air .. worth adding to your playlist.

You find this album on CDBaby.